Where in Denton is gravity hill?

Where in Denton is gravity hill?

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Vie

Charlotte, NC

#1 Oct 21, 2006
Hi...When I was growing up in NC, my classmates told me about a place where your car rolled uphill...but I never managed a visit.

Now, thanks to Wikipedia, there's an entry under gravity hill, and they mention Denton, NC. But no separate link that gives exact location.

If you read the article, it mentions another one in NC also.

Supposedly, it's just an optical illusion. But it would be fun to take my kids.

Anyone know about it? I'd like to try it out.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity_hill
steve

Hartford, CT

#3 Jun 27, 2007
ive been there. and i didnt believe that it was uphill, so i took a level, and it is an upward slope. to get there from charlotte you take 85 north to exit 76 and turn right. turn left after the gas station on newsome rd. go through the stop sign to continue on newsome. go to the next stop sign and turn right on bringle ferry. turn right on providence ch. (i think thats what its called) it is right at a small country store on the right. its got 2 big lights above it. you go down the first hill and stop at the bottom and you can tell that it is an incline. your car will roll up the hill. (turn it off and put it in neutral). idk about the flour but ill try it sometime. there used to be spraypaint on the ground where you were supposed to stop but i was just there last night and its not there anymore.
ANDY

Concord, NC

#4 Jun 27, 2007
steve wrote:
ive been there. and i didnt believe that it was uphill, so i took a level, and it is an upward slope. to get there from charlotte you take 85 north to exit 76 and turn right. turn left after the gas station on newsome rd. go through the stop sign to continue on newsome. go to the next stop sign and turn right on bringle ferry. turn right on providence ch.(i think thats what its called) it is right at a small country store on the right. its got 2 big lights above it. you go down the first hill and stop at the bottom and you can tell that it is an incline. your car will roll up the hill.(turn it off and put it in neutral). idk about the flour but ill try it sometime. there used to be spraypaint on the ground where you were supposed to stop but i was just there last night and its not there anymore.
Actually you turn onto Richfield Road. Not Providence Ch. Rd. There is no old store. You have to go down the road several miles to the old store to turn around and go back to the spot marked in the road with spray paint and chalk. There is a line there so you'll know where to start. What's really weird is as you're rolling if you'll hit your breaks, you won't move any further. I've been there a lot. It's a ball to take a lot of girls out there.
Jennifer

West Columbia, SC

#5 Jan 6, 2008
Took 5 kids there last night. Go past the Denton Dam. Turn left at white store. Will see the markings in the road. Kids were scared too death!! We had a ball. It is up hill and we put powder on the back windshied!! Handprints did appear!! Anyone know what the legend is??
Vie wrote:
Hi...When I was growing up in NC, my classmates told me about a place where your car rolled uphill...but I never managed a visit.
Now, thanks to Wikipedia, there's an entry under gravity hill, and they mention Denton, NC. But no separate link that gives exact location.
If you read the article, it mentions another one in NC also.
Supposedly, it's just an optical illusion. But it would be fun to take my kids.
Anyone know about it? I'd like to try it out.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity_hill
Finn

Pine Hall, NC

#6 Feb 8, 2008
The legend goes as this: A young mother was walking with her baby in a stroller. A car unknowingly runs over the mother and the child, killing them both. It is said that her spirit now pushes all cars in a never ending attempt to rescue her baby.
Paul

United States

#7 Apr 7, 2008
Jennifer..the denton dam??? You must not be from around here. Its the High Rock Dam. Its called across the river, where you go to get beer.
james

Greensboro, NC

#8 Apr 11, 2008
Jennifer wrote:
Took 5 kids there last night. Go past the Denton Dam. Turn left at white store. Will see the markings in the road. Kids were scared too death!! We had a ball. It is up hill and we put powder on the back windshied!! Handprints did appear!! Anyone know what the legend is??
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how do i get there from asheboro ty james like to take my wife there
james

Greensboro, NC

#9 Apr 11, 2008
ANDY wrote:
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Actually you turn onto Richfield Road. Not Providence Ch. Rd. There is no old store. You have to go down the road several miles to the old store to turn around and go back to the spot marked in the road with spray paint and chalk. There is a line there so you'll know where to start. What's really weird is as you're rolling if you'll hit your breaks, you won't move any further. I've been there a lot. It's a ball to take a lot of girls out there.
how do i get there from asheboro like to take my woif there ty james
Sandra

Raleigh, NC

#10 Aug 5, 2008
Jennifer wrote:
Took 5 kids there last night. Go past the Denton Dam. Turn left at white store. Will see the markings in the road. Kids were scared too death!! We had a ball. It is up hill and we put powder on the back windshied!! Handprints did appear!! Anyone know what the legend is??
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To spooky about the hand prints ...adult size?
Sandra

Raleigh, NC

#11 Aug 5, 2008
to spooky about the hand prints, adult size?
jojo

United States

#12 Jan 10, 2009
Whats the story behind Gravity Hill?
Sorrow

Mooresville, NC

#13 Feb 11, 2009
The story that I have always heard was that there was a young woman walking down the road trying to find help because her car had broken down and she was hit by a car.

My dad, grandpa, and I went there one night with a gallon of water, we found out that it is just one big optical illusion. The water flowed in the direction that the car moved and I don't believed that she could pushed that without us noticing.
Tim

Yadkinville, NC

#14 Feb 25, 2009
james wrote:
<quoted text> how do i get there from asheboro ty james like to take my wife there
It was a foggy night and raining a women and her baby, the gas station up the road was closed and she ran out of gas. The baby was crying so she took him out of the back seat. She saw a semi truck coming so she try to wave it down. The driver did not see her a ran her and her baby over it dragged her up the hill and tossed the baby over the truck. So whenever the hand marks appear that is just her pushing you out of the way into safty. It you put powder on the roof of the car you can even see the tiny hand prints of the baby.
MileMarker10

Jackson, TN

#15 Mar 2, 2009
There is a place in or near Crossville, TN (Hwy 68) that claims the same thing, only the legend goes that there was a bus wreck at Mile Marker 10 way back in the day. All the children on the bus were supposedly killed. As in your Gravity Hill, if you sprinkle powder on your vehicle, put it in neutral, it will roll up the hill, then afterward, if you look, there is supposed to the handprints in the powder, of the children who were trying to push your vehicle to safety.
emo

Columbia, SC

#16 Jun 2, 2009
holy crap.i have to go there sometime, i only live about 45 miles away
Zach

High Point, NC

#17 Jun 4, 2009
What is the actual name of the road known as Gravity Hill?
van

United States

#18 Jul 18, 2010
Fro asheboro take 49 up to the flashing light hwy8 drive to the next flashing light make left then make left drive after the dam then left on ridgefield rd. Drive about 1/2 a mile you'll find the writting on the floor. I still don't know where to start I have to go again
wooohoo

Columbia, SC

#19 Aug 11, 2010
Zach wrote:
What is the actual name of the road known as Gravity Hill?
richfield road! which is off of bringle ferry rd
we went there last night :)
Marc

Salisbury, NC

#20 Aug 23, 2010
I'm right in Spencer me and a bunch of friends went out there... But we decided to experament with the whole baby powder thing... But instead of just waiting in the car me and 3 of the others ran behind the van watching the powder and small hand prints were there... After a minute or so of following it some claw marks swiped accross the baby powder and larger hand prints appeared... The same time the claw marks appeared on the car my brother who was driving heard a raspy old voice whisper in his ear also the doors were open in our van and also the same time the claw marks appeared my other friend who was following the car on foot with us was clawed as well... distinct claw marks appeared on his forearm it looked like 4 razors swiped down his arm... It did bleed too... I'm pretty sure that following it on foot was a bad idea... I've never heard of anyone following on foot that's why we tried it... It was freaky... And one giant hand print appears on the trunk where there was no baby powder but the print was formed in baby powder... The last time we did it the freakiest thing happened this time we were all in the car with the lights out... I was in the back seat and I looked back and there was a mist following us... After a bit of rolling my brother decided to apply the breaks so we could check to see some more handprints appeared but the breaks wouldn't stop the car and the car wouldn't start... Then all of a sudden it felt like a semi truck smashed into the back our car an there was a loud bang and that's when the largest hand print appeared.. That's when we got out of there... I thinkthere is more to that place than is known about it... I heard rumors that there is an old Indian burrial ground arround there... Anyone know if this is true?
Skyler

Thomasville, NC

#21 Oct 18, 2010
Okay, so my older sister, her boyfriend me and our little brother went this past friday night. The spraypaint and chalk is EVERYWHERE. Just a correction. It says alot of crazy things. We went down the road some checking all of it out then turned around, when we did my sisters boyfriend put baby powder all over the trunk and bumper. Then we started. We tried both sides of the road, both sides do work. We were pushed forward on one side and backwards on the other. There were a few other cars there too. hed down too. While the car was being pushed or rolling, whatever, we could hear her back bumper spueaking each time we were pushed. You could feel the back being pusWhile we were being pushed, there was a car getting close, when that car got within a yard of us, the rolling stopped. The same thing happened on the other side, my phone rang while we were rolling and i answered, when i did the rolling stopped. When we decided we had enough we left and pulled into the parking lot of an od gas station that had big lights. There were hand prints. A ton of them actually, i guess from how many times we had done it. The handprints looked like they were powder themselves. Kinda like whatever it was had already touched the powder once, then touched another place of the car and left more prints. It was very creepy, but i loved it.

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